Red Maple (Acer rubrum)

Fruit and Seed

Propagation Method

Seed collection: Red maple fruit is a samara. Harvest them spring (May to June) after they turn from green to tan. Fruits can also be collected after they naturally fall from the trees. Red maple seeds can be stored in the refrigerator for a few weeks if they are not allowed to dry out.

Seed dormancy: Red maple has no dormancy.

Seed germination: Sow seeds soon after harvest in a nursery container to produce a seedling or sow them in a plastic container in the classroom to observe germination.

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